Melbourne Teaching Certificate

The Melbourne Teaching Certificate (MTC) is a professional development program for University of Melbourne and affiliated staff with teaching-related responsibilities. It is a cohort-based program completed across one semester comprising two face-to-face seminars, a written assignment and a presentation.

This program is suitable for new and experienced academic teaching staff at the University of Melbourne.

This is a semester-long program involving one day intensive forum, one optional consultation session and a half-day final forum.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of the Melbourne Teaching Certificate, participants should:

  • Demonstrate theoretical and practical ideas and strategies for enhancing learning and teaching;
  • Collaborate with colleagues from diverse academic and teaching backgrounds;
  • Critically discuss challenges experienced in their particular teaching contexts;
  • Acquire an appreciation of the scholarly underpinnings of learning and teaching practice in higher education;
  • Gain insights into the particular teaching environment of the University of Melbourne.

Fees and eligibility

There are no fees to participate in the program. It is provided by the University of Melbourne for its staff with teaching or student support responsibilities.

If you are a graduate researcher, sessional tutor or demonstrator please refer to Melbourne Teaching Certificate for Graduate Researchers (MTC-GR) program page.

Program schedule and registration

The program is offered in semesters 1 and 2. The program must be started and completed in the same semester, and participants must be teaching in the same semester as the program is taken. Participants must attend both days in order to complete the MTC.


Semester 1, 2020

Session Date & TimeVenue
One day forum Thursday 27 February, 9:30am - 4:00pm Arts West North Wing - Room 356
Half-day completion forum Thursday 4 June, 9:30am - 1:00pm Old Quad - G17 (Cussonia Court Room 1)

Semester 2, 2020

SessionDate & TimeVenue
One day forumWednesday 22 July, 9:30am - 4:00pm Arts West North Wing - Room 356
Half-day completion forum Wednesday 28 October, 9:30am - 1:00pm Arts West North Wing - Room 356

Expressions of Interest for 2020 will open on Friday 29 November.

More information

For administrative matters, please contact:

Program Officer: Dina Uzhegova
Phone: +61 3 8344 3087

For questions regarding the program, please contact:

Program Coordinator: Dr Christopher Deneen
Phone: +61 3 9035 6565